Kerala on Thursday reported 42,464 new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day spike, taking active tally to 3,90,906, state health bulletin reported. On Wednesday, the state had reported 41,953 new infections in the span of just 24 hours.
The death toll reached 5,628 as 63 related fatalities were recorded today. Also, the total number of recoveries crossed 13,89,515 with 27,152 people being discharged from hospitals in last 24 hours.
Earlier in the day, Kerala government announced to impose a lockdown in the state from May 8 to contain the spread of the virus.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took to Twitter to say, “The entire State of Kerala will be under lockdown from 6 am on 8 May to 16 May. This is in the background of a strong 2nd wave of COVID-19.”